On October 16, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, attended the plenary session of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Catholic Bishops held these days in the Vatican on the theme ‘Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the…
On June 26, the opening of the 21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy took place in the State Duma under the theme “Parliamentary Democracy – Orthodoxy: Values and Meanings”.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia blessed a special prayer for peace and the overcoming of internecine strife in Ukraine to be offered in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church.
On May, 2014, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, had a talk with His Holiness Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, who on an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.
A congratulatory address of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church was read by Metropolitan Onufriy of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, and several hierarchs were granted high church awards.